New-VirtualPortGroup Command | Vmware PowerCLI Reference


This cmdlet creates a new port group on the host using the provided parameters.


[ -VirtualSwitch ] < VirtualSwitch >
-Name < String >
[-Server < VIServer[] > ]
[-VLanId < Int32 > ]


Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
VirtualSwitch VirtualSwitch 1
  • pipeline
  • wildcards
Specifies the virtual switch for which you want to create a new port group.
Name String named
Specifies a name for the new port group.
optional Server VIServer[] named
  • wildcards
Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is provided or $null value is passed to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-VIServer.
optional VLanId Int32 named
Specifies the VLAN ID for ports using this port group. The following values are valid: 0 - specifies that you do not want to associate the port group with a VLAN. 1 to 4094 - specifies a VLAN ID for the port group. 4095 - specifies that the port group should use trunk mode, which allows the guest operating system to manage its own VLAN tags.




Example 1

$vswitch =  New-VirtualSwitch -VMHost -Name VSwitch

$vportgroup =  New-VirtualPortGroup -VirtualSwitch $vswitch  -Name VPortGroup

Creates a virtual port group named VPortGroup on the virtual switch VSwitch.

Related Commands


This cmdlet retrieves the available port groups of hosts, virtual machines, and virtual switches.

This cmdlet creates a new port group on the specified host.

This cmdlet removes the specified virtual port groups.

This cmdlet modifies the properties of the specified virtual port group.